This week, Laika and Focus Features release their stop-motion animated feature The Boxtrolls in theaters nationwide, and it seems poised to stand alongside Laika’s previous films Coraline and ParaNorman in the ranks of offbeat, slightly spooky, perennial family favorites.
ComicsAlliance got the chance to speak with some of the film’s creative team at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Yesterday, we presented our interview with Laika CEO / lead animator Travis Knight, and today we follow up with our conversation with the film's co-directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable.
This week, Laika and Focus Features release their stop-motion animated feature The Boxtrolls in theaters nationwide, and it seems poised to stand alongside Laika's previous films Coraline and ParaNorman in the ranks of offbeat, slightly spooky, perennial family favorites.
ComicsAlliance got the chance to speak with some of the film's creative team at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and today we present our conversation with acclaimed animator and Laika CEO Travis Knight.
Graham Annable, perhaps best known in these parts from his Grickle and Hickee comicsand the Puzzle Agent video game series from Telltale Games, has just been officially announced as the co-director of Laika's next feature-length film, The Boxtrolls, alongside Anthony Stacci (Open Season)...
It's frequently the case that the best graphic novels are also the most heartbreaking, and perhaps no graphic novel fits that scenario than Laika by Nick Abadzis. Published by First Second in 2007, the book tells the story of the earliest days of the Russian space program, partly from the perspective of Laika, the stray dog who became the first Earthling in space...
Seeing as today is the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik 2 launch, it seemed to be a good time to check in with Nick Abadzis, creator of the Laika graphic novel. I caught up with him last night, as he was preparing for today's Laika presentation, including a new animation and a toast to the late great Soviet space dog herself, at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) in London...
Welcome to another Wednesday Thursday! We're rocking the New Releases and Recommendations post in a new fashion today. Indies vs. Superheroes! Greg McElhatton vs. Kevin Panetta! The Fight o' the Century...
When the comic book industry releases its upcoming solicitations (two months in advance), there's always a lot of buzz and fanfare over the announcements for the four "front of the book" publishers: Dark Horse, DC, Image, and Marvel
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